Calling me ‘Lie’ Mohammed is the price for service – Information Minister

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The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has challenged Nigerians to make public one thing he said that was not true.
He threw the challenge in reaction to comments by Nigerians who call him "lie" Mohammed due to his alleged perceived bias for the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government.

The Minister noted that such comments were the mindset of the people and a price he had to pay for serving the nation.

Speaking in Abuja, on Friday, Mohammed said, "People just have a mindset that whatever Lai Mohammed says cannot be true, but nobody has ever come out to say that I said `Y' and it was `Z' that happened.

"For me, I will remain focused because it is a price you pay for serving your country.

"I also see this as a deliberate strategy to whittle me down, but I must remain focused and will not be distracted."

The Minister stressed that some Nigeriand were finding it difficult to separate him from "Lai Mohammed as All Progressive Congress (APC) spokesperson and Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information''.

He added, "I believe sincerely that the last election was fought very bitterly and I was largely the face of the party and I kept asking them to fight me on facts, not on emotions.

"Give me one thing that I have said which is not true.

"There is a Yoruba proverb that says that you can only wake up somebody who is sleeping, you cannot wake up a fellow who is pretending to fall asleep."

The Minister recalled how he told the world on December 5, 2015 that Boko Haram had been "technically defeated" and nobody believed him but today he had been vindicated.

"However, when you are fighting insurgency, it is not like regular war that you win at once, there will still be suicide bombing

"There will still be ambush but that does not mean that we have not won the war," he added.

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